The Natural History Trail Tour
This introductory tour covers highlights from the 10,000 animals on display and covers themes such as endangerment, extinction and biodiversity
At the Museum
All groups who are coming to the Museum must book their visit with the Bookings Office.
All tours and workshops must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
On this tour you can:
Discover how the giant Irish deer became extinct 10,500 years ago in Ireland
Learn about the re-introduction programme that has brought a top predator back to Ireland after it was lost from the Island for over one hundred years.
Observe skulls and mounts of the extinct thylacine and hear the tale of Benjamin, the last captive thylacine in Tasmania
Stand shoulder to shoulder with a rhinoceros and hear how technology is trying to save the species from extinction.
Hear the tale of Irish Arctic Explorer Sir Francis Leopold McClintock and the polar bear
Maximum 30 per group. Duration 60 minutes.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. With advanced notification the tour can be adapted to take place on the ground floor only for groups with mobility issues.
Key Curriculum Links
Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) Action Project, Concepts Stewardship and Development
Environmental and Social Studies (ESS) Section 2: People in their Environments
Transition Units e.g. Environmental Studies/ Environmental Awareness and Care/ Debating Development (Climate Change).
Biology (1.4. General Principles of Ecology; 1.5. A Study of an Ecosystem)
Geography (Elective Unit 4: Patterns and processes in economic activities, Optional Unit 6: Global interdependence, Optional Unit 7: Geoecology)